I have been browsing what Substance offers, and I have to say, I am pretty impressed by their toolkit.
However, if I understand correctly, the Substance plugin is all about importing substance files in the Unreal Engine, and allow to dynamically edit them inside the Editor. My concern is the following : are substance files just “uber-materials” in the sense that I can totally create a similar thing inside the editor by having very complex Materials/Material Functions?
There is one extremely nice thing it seems, you can just use substance files from their very impressive (but not free) database and import them inside UE4. I mean, the Tile material shown in the video is simply amazing. But :
- Is it even possible to create such a material inside UE4?
- If it is, is creating such a material in Substance Designer much shorter than doing it inside UE4?
Edit : Probably needs to be moved to “Content Creation”, sorry mods ><